Lorelei: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Lorelei

A Germanic name that means “luring rock,” this one reminds us of how we were all “lured” into the drama of Lorelai Gilmore and her daughter Rory throughout the early 2000s. And we’re sure you and your Lorelai will be just as close as they were, except maybe during those tween years.

Nicknames:

Rory, Lori, Lola, Lora, Ellie, Lolly.

Famous people named Lorelei:

Actress and screenwriter Lorelai King; musician Lorelai Mahoney; daughter of filmmaker Richard Linklater.

Fun fact:

Legends say that a maiden named the Lorelei lives on a rock along the Rhine River and lures fishermen to their death with her song.

More Inspiration:

Lovely L Names For Baby Girls, Perfect 3-Syllable Girl Names,